We know how tough the recent years have been, dear Pandas. But we also want you to know that there’s lots of good in the world—even though it’s sometimes hidden by the shadows of our own doubts and fears, it shines bright if we let it. Truly, life’s full of brilliant people who go the extra mile to help their family, friends, neighbors, and communities. And let’s not forget that even though politeness, honesty, and vulnerability are more of a rare sight now, some people still cling to these old ways and hold them up as virtues.

Nowadays, the word ‘boomer’ is kind of a low-key insult, poking fun at baby boomers, the generation born from 1946 to 1964, right after the Silent Generation and before Generation X (though there are some nuances which we’ll discuss later). However, that’s a very narrow view of boomers. And the ‘Wholesome Boomer Content’ Twitter account, with nearly 137k eager fans, is proof of that. The online community collects the most soul-healing posts by and about members of the baby boomer generation that should restore your faith in humanity.

Have a look at some of the best soul-healing posts, upvote the ones that brought a smile to your heart and face, and remember to share these with your friends if they’re feeling blue. Oh! And if you’ve got any wholesome stories to share with all the other Pandas, that’s what the comment section is there for—have fun!

The founder of the 'Wholesome Boomer Content' project told me about why the content draws in so many people, how they maintain such a high standard of posts, and why some people tend to criticize baby boomers. You'll find their full interview with Bored Panda below.

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Samantha PandaNotBored
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1 year ago

I want this grandma please.

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Tamsin Far
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1 year ago

Wholesome Karens ftw!

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wow that's fantastic
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1 year ago

aww

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According to the founder of 'Wholesome Boomer Content,' a lot of their content resonates with others because "boomers are often portrayed for only the mean/entitled/racist ones. In actuality, there’s lots of good old people and this account highlights the better side of their generation, so people like seeing that, cause it’s something positive," they told Bored Panda.

The secret to the Twitter account's quality is due to lots of people sending in "tons of submissions." And with more content to choose from, the founder can then curate the experience as they see fit, picking only the funniest screenshots.

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Jaekry
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1 year ago

Wait until she learns about the app called Birdnet. It's like Shazam but for birds. For real!! All fun aside... How awesome is that!?

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Watching
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1 year ago

This makes me cry. I miss my grandmas. So much.

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Madison Sadler
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1 year ago

Press F to pay respects

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Meanwhile, something that drives the founder's passion for the project is a desire to make internet users feel good. "I stay passionate [about the project] because while only talking about wholesome old people is boring, I could see a whole network of wholesome content coming out of this in which I can focus on anything happy, ultimately just improving the day of people scrolling through social media negativity."

Two reasons why baby boomers get so much flak, according to the founder of 'Wholesome Boomer Content,' is that their views haven't caught up to match the changes in the world and due to the improvements in tech allowing us to see more of their bad sides. However, what the 'Wholesome Boomer' project does is that it shows that there's plenty of room for nuance and that boomers aren't a one-size-fits-all generation.

"I think with the digital age, everything gets recorded. Couple that with our last president and a politicized pandemic, and a large portion of their generation has been outed for their very outdated beliefs which has led to tons of justifiable dislike. I don’t think my community sets the record straight, it just shows that the term 'boomer' includes a wide range of people and not just a single hive mind."

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Giovanna
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1 year ago

Couple goals

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Giovanna
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1 year ago

Googlie <3

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Jaekry
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1 year ago

It's really sooo adorable!

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The thing about classifying generations is that plenty of experts have different ways to categorize things. So for instance, while boomers in the US are generally said to be born between 1946 and 1964, others define the generation as encompassing those born from 1943 to 1960.

For instance, the latter definition is used by William Strauss and Neil Howe, according to whom, baby boomers are people who were too young to have personal memories of the Second World War, but were old enough to remember the postwar boom in the United States.

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Lekha
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1 year ago

Hilarious!

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Improperplays
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1 year ago

Thank you bill!

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Miss Frankfurter
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1 year ago

Been there. Done that.

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Meanwhile, boomers outside of the US also have different date ranges for their birth. For example, in Canada, a boomer is somebody who’s born from 1947 to 1966. In France, the baby boomer generation refers to those born between 1946 to 1973 while in Spain it’s 1958 and 1975.

So there’s a lot of different ideas floating about how to classify boomers and, by extension, other generations. If you have different ideas about what a boomer is, trust me, you’re not the only ones, dear Pandas. (And let’s not get started about how difficult it is to classify millennials…)

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Calypso poet
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1 year ago

My dad learned this before I did! He sent every text with something, even if it was just "ok" 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

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Chris Miller
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1 year ago

Someone likes Golden Corral.

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Madison Sadler
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1 year ago

that is legendary lol

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It’s not surprising why the ‘Wholesome Boomer’ Twitter account is so popular. It creates a nice contrast between the modern understanding of what a boomer is and how those gosh darn rude kids tend to behave these days. What’s more, the community highlights the most wholesome aspects of human beings. And who here doesn’t enjoy finally feeling good about humankind for a change?

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Sophia Atkinson
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1 year ago (edited)

That definitely be what my grandma would do

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Chris Miller
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1 year ago

Grams is one chill lady. I like her.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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1 year ago

handy dandy phone omg i'm never calling it anything else anymore

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Jaekry
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1 year ago

Beautiful Hunk of Humanity.... Aaaw!

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Sophia Atkinson
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1 year ago (edited)

My older cousin tried to sell her brother to our grandma before I was born. When asked why she did this she said, “I like having a brother but I don’t want him in my house. This way I can still see him.” A few years later he tried the same thing with me. 🤨🤨

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Hans
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1 year ago

This question is valid.

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Aleksei
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1 year ago

Off topic but 140 unread messages

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 year ago

My Mums the same... sometime it takes some interpretation...

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

Wait for the red car Grandma they bringing it soon ^-^

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Justin G
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1 year ago

Good SAT word

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Some Cool Guy
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1 year ago

Better burgers I'm sure

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Raccoon Queen
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1 year ago

This is my aunt, wait no she still hasn’t responded to my message I sent in January

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InfectedVoice
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1 year ago

Gramps busted for being a little pervert.

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